Paul E. Brown

NAME: Paul E. Brown

BORN: September 7, 1908

COMMUNITY AFFILIATIONS:

born...Norwalk, Ohio (Huron County)

EDUCATION:

graduated, Miami Univeristy (OH),
B.A., education, 1930
graduated, Ohio State University, 
M.A., education, 1940

OCCUPATION: football coach and administrator,

DIED: 1991

FAST FACTS:

Outline of Coaching Career:

Severn Prep High School, head coach 1930 - 1931, 16-1-1 
Massillon High School, head coach 1932 - 1940, 80-8-2
Ohio State University (WC), head coach 1941 - 1943, 18-8-1
Great Lakes Naval teams, head coach 1944 - 1945, 15-5-2 
Cleveland Browns, head coach 1946 - 1962, 114-48-5
Cincinnati Bengals, head coach 1968 - 1975, 55-59-1

In 1946, Brown was asked to coach the AFC's Cleveland franchise. Fans elected to name the team after him---the Cleveland Browns. Cleveland won the championship each year of the AAFC's four year existence. The Browns joined the NFL in 1950. They won the championship that year and went on to dominate the decade of the fifties. Art Modell fired Brown in 1962. Brown left football for five years and, in 1967, was elected into the Professional Football Hall of Fame.

Brown returned as coach and general manager of the newly formed NFL expansion team in Cincinnati, Ohio. He spent eight seasons with the Bengals.